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Wendy Davis Losing In Texas Is A Win, Or Something
Townhall.com ^ | 7/7/14 | Matt Vespa

Posted on 07/08/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

Today on Slate’s feminist XX blog, there was a headline that read: Even if She Loses in Texas, Wendy Davis Is a Win for America. Seriously? So, a Texas State Senator, who filibustered a bill that would ban abortions twenty-weeks into a pregnancy last summer, is a “win for America?” Jessica Grose, who wrote the article, added:

Now, for all the support Davis’ campaign has received from fellow Democrats in Washington and elsewhere—former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm called her “Joan of Arc, standing up there for women all across the country”—she’s still running for governor of a deeply red state. That means that the issue that made her a national star—abortion—is one she can’t really touch back at home. As NPR’s Wade Goodwin explains, “Her claim to fame is her filibuster against abortion restrictions, but in 2014, most Texas voters favor such legislation. So the candidate has mostly avoided talking about her signature issue.” On Sunday, the New York Times published a big article outlining Davis’ campaign missteps. Initial poll numbers don’t look good. But whether she wins in Texas is somewhat beside the point, at least as far as her status as a national icon is concerned. As we head down the long road to the 2016 elections, Wendy Davis’ campaign serves as proof that a lot of people across the country can get fired up about women’s health and that hashtag activism can have concrete results.

Well, it isn’t just voters from Texas who support the ban on abortions twenty-weeks into a pregnancy. It’s pretty much everyone. In fact, a Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 60% of women support the ban. Quinnipiac’s poll had the same result.

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TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2014electionbias; abortion; abortionbarbie; dnctalkingpoints; latetermabortion; lowinfovoters; pravdamedia; texasgovrace; waronwomenmeme; wendydavis
Video at link. Low-info voters on display. Hooray for Abortion Barbie!! Don't know anything of substance she accomplished, but she's a dem and a woman, that's all that matters.
1 posted on 07/08/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Wendy Davis was a looser before she even started.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 6:36:36 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Impala64ssa

Democrats, the land of groupthink.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 6:37:15 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Impala64ssa

Leftists are always off-balance mentally


4 posted on 07/08/2014 6:37:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Impala64ssa

Joan of Arc? Really?

can we burn her at the stake so she will really resemble her hero?


5 posted on 07/08/2014 6:37:42 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Impala64ssa

So give her a participation trophy and pretend that they didn’t really count the votes or “keep score.” Whatever make the complete meltdown, 20pt+ loss feel easier to swallow. And by swallow, I mean, EMBRACE THE SUCK.”


6 posted on 07/08/2014 6:40:10 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Abortion Barbie Davis was always going to lose. Everyone, including Abortion Barbie, has always known she is going to lose. If you are going to lose, it is best to lose big.

Abortion Barbie knew that she could not win re-election to her state senate seat. If she ran a losing campaign for re-election to the state senate, she would have become just another political has been. By running a losing campaign for governor, she will become a liberal icon and be able to rake in the big bucks on the liberal speaking circuit, like Sandra “the slut” Fluke and Hitlary.


7 posted on 07/08/2014 6:43:05 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continue)
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To: Impala64ssa

Let’s use lib logic. They can win in 2016 by having an across the board loss


8 posted on 07/08/2014 6:43:10 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: Impala64ssa

A Dem, a woman, AND she loves dead babies. That is a “Progressive” trifecta.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 6:46:58 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Impala64ssa
Even if She Loses in Texas, Wendy Davis Is a Win for America.

Even after allllll this time, they still think that way about Algore.

10 posted on 07/08/2014 6:49:39 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Impala64ssa

“hashtag activism can have concrete results.”

What concrete results is this person talking about? The bill was delayed for something like a week, then passed in a new session. Is she writing about the campaign itself, because it’s been an unmitigated disaster from attacking a disabled man to Wendy being exposed as a gold digger.
Perhaps she means the protests at the capital. Where baby killers engaged in perhaps the biggest PR backfire in recent memory, where they were recorded yelling “hail Satan!”, holding signs that said ‘f*** the church’, and trying to throw human feces at lawmakers.

Yes, these are the concrete results! Hahahaha. With each passing years, abortion advocates become more radical and insane. NOW has the Little Sisters of the Poor as one of their ‘dirty hundred’, in a pretty disgusting PR move. The pro-abort members of the court were reduced to undignified whining a few days ago when Wheaton College was granted a stay. The Wise Latina beclowned herself!

Don’t let the theatrics distract you though. We need to keep up the pressure to shut down ALL baby killer mills across the country through whatever means necessary. I think we now have 2 states where there is but a single abortion clinic. We must demolish the infant murder industry.


11 posted on 07/08/2014 6:49:40 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: GeronL

Heard her on the radio babbling on about how Greg was on the take from chemical companies because he supports not making the contents of certain chemical warehouses public info.

Greg wants to restrict the info to the local Fire Departments to reduce risk from bad guys taking advantage of the materials stored there.

Wendy, of course, sees this as a notorious plot by Greg to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in “hush money” from the evil “big chemical” companies or some such liberal fantasy regarding “right wing” Gregg Abbott.

She sounded pathetic, actually.

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12 posted on 07/08/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Impala64ssa
Even if She Loses in Texas, Wendy Davis Is a Win for America

Global cooling is also global warming, also.

13 posted on 07/08/2014 7:14:19 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: TLI

lol


14 posted on 07/08/2014 7:21:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SkyDancer

“Wendy Davis was a looser before she even started.”
Why do these women feel proud about killing their baby?


15 posted on 07/08/2014 7:29:19 PM PDT by 9422WMR ("Ignorance can be cured by education, but stupidity is forever.")
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To: Impala64ssa

She is a win for America if she loses? Yes, true, because she’ll be away from a political positions that’ll ruin America!


16 posted on 07/08/2014 7:29:26 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: 9422WMR

Because the bubble they live in praises their actions. It’s interesting the women who demand abortion’s are the product of a live birth their mother’s chose to have.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 7:48:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Impala64ssa

a loss is a win
freedom is slavery
war is peace

Orwell was incredibly precient


18 posted on 07/08/2014 7:50:13 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Impala64ssa


19 posted on 07/08/2014 7:51:35 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Impala64ssa

The ‘RATS’ newest rising star is a baby killer. That’s pretty cool for the party of death. They all should be proud.


20 posted on 07/08/2014 8:00:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Impala64ssa

#Abortion-Barbie


21 posted on 07/08/2014 8:05:36 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Impala64ssa

Jessica Gross

"Why Sarah Palin Incites Near-Violent Rage In Normally Reasonable Women"

I don't like Sarah Palin. Maybe you noticed already! But I don't like any politician who is diabolically anti-choice, who chases wolves down in aircraft only to shoot them when they tire, who supports tearing up the environment and increasingly privatized health care. What I've written on this site about Palin so far has been pretty restrained, considering what I feel for her privately could be described as violent, nay, murderous, rage. When Palin spoke on Wednesday night, my head almost exploded from the incandescent anger boiling in my skull. And I'm not the only one! I had simultaneous IM conversations with many friends, who said things like, "she seems like a fucking monster" and "this feminist wants to murk that idiotic cunt."The tone of the comments on our Palin acceptance speech live blog was pretty similar; in fact, this comment says it all: "I want to punch her in the face and ruin her shit. Fuck her for ruining this historic moment. THANKS SARAH, THE HOTTEST VP." And the question now is why? Why does this particular pitbull in lipstick infuriate — and scare us — so viscerally? Why does her very existence make us feel - and act - so ugly? New York Times columnist Judith Warner calls Palin's nomination a "thoroughgoing humiliation for America's women," because "Palin's not intimidating, and makes it clear that she's subordinate to a great man." Palin, who obviously is incredibly ambitious, masks that ambition behind her PTA placard and "folksy" talk. In the oft-replayed tape from earlier this summer, when asked about the Vice Presidency, Palin notoriously said, '"I'm used to bein' very productive and workin' real hard in an administration and we want to make sure that that ‘V.P.' slot would be a fruitful type of position." I think what Ms. Warner is dancing around, but not saying outright, is that for a certain kind of feminist, Palin is a symbol for everything we hoped was not true in the world anymore. We hoped that we didn't have to hide our ambition or pretend that our goals were effortlessly achieved ("I never really set out to be in public affairs, much less to run for this office," the Governor has said.) We hoped that we could be mothers without having our motherhood be our defining characteristic, as it seems to be for Palin. We hoped that we did not have to be perfect beauty queens to get to where we wanted to be in life, that our looks, good or bad, wouldn't matter. Whether or not you think it's appropriate to comment on Palin's appearance, the fact of her attractiveness exists, and is being used to her advantage by Republican sloganeers ("the hottest Governor in the coldest state," et. al). Keith Olbermann called Sarah Palin "Tracy Flick" after her speech on Wednesday, and I think that's not a perfect parallel. Tracy, while completely ruthless (as Palin has shown herself to be so far with that nasty community organizer comment), never hid her ambition behind a polished veneer — it was as plain as the bows in her hair. No, I think the correct high school stereotype is of the homecoming queen. For many of us looking back at high school, we can now feel a smug superiority towards the homecoming queen. Sure, she was pretty and popular in high school, catering to the whims of boys and cheering on their hockey games, but what happened to her after high school? Often, she popped out some kids and ended up toiling in some not particularly impressive job. We can look back and say, we might have been ambitious nerds in high school, but it ultimately paid off. What's infuriating, and perhaps rage-inducing, about Palin, is that she has always embodied that perfectly pleasing female archetype, playing by the boys' game with her big guns and moose-murdering, and that she keeps being rewarded for it. Our schadenfreude for the homecoming queen's mediocrity has turned into white hot anger at her continued dominance. The Mirrored Ceiling [NYT] Earlier: Sarah Palin's "Feminism" Is Irrelevant To Her Irresponsible Record Why Bristol Palin's Pregnancy Should Be Fair Game To Pundits, If Not Democrats Sarah Palin, The Life-iest Pro-Life Candidate Who Ever Scared The Crap Out Of Me

22 posted on 07/08/2014 8:11:06 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Impala64ssa
Jessica Grose, Michael Winton

The bride, 28, will continue to use her name professionally. She is an associate editor at Slate in New York, where she manages the women’s section Double X and writes for the arts and culture section. She is an author, with Doree Shafrir, of “Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home” (Hyperion, 2009). She graduated from Brown.

She is the daughter of Dr. Judith Ebenstein Grose and Dr. Richard M. Grose of Irvington, N.Y. Her father is a cardiologist in private practice in Scarsdale, N.Y., and a clinical professor of medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in Manhattan. Her mother is a psychiatrist in private practice in Irvington.

The bridegroom, 29, is a marketing manager at IFC Films in Manhattan, where he helps create promotional materials and trailers for the company’s films. He graduated from Williams College.

He is a son of Charlotte Vaughan Winton and David J. Winton of San Francisco. The bridegroom’s mother is on the board of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a nonprofit environmental organization in Bozeman, Mont. His father is a founder of and a partner in Winton/duPont Films, a television production company in San Francisco and Manhattan.

23 posted on 07/08/2014 8:15:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Jessica is Gross alright!

That is one ugly, demented looking female.


24 posted on 07/08/2014 8:38:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Impala64ssa

Why do I think that somehow Wendy will do well in the election?


25 posted on 07/08/2014 9:35:08 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

She has 100% media support and will have big out-of-state money in the GOTV efforts.


26 posted on 07/08/2014 9:38:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Iron Munro

Looks like that ‘runaway bride’ from a few years ago.


27 posted on 07/08/2014 9:55:53 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Looks like that ‘runaway bride’ from a few years ago.

Yep - good catch.
I had forgotten all about her but they do have that same deranged look.


28 posted on 07/09/2014 7:23:16 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: ltc8k6
Why do I think that somehow Wendy will do well in the election?

Probably because you don't understand just how badly she is doing. She is not only going to loose, she will likely set a record for the greatest numerical defeat in a Texas Governor race.

29 posted on 07/09/2014 8:08:34 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

It’s actually because I understand the media and the Democratic machine. :-)


30 posted on 07/09/2014 6:24:09 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Impala64ssa

A Catheter in every Pee Pee!

BTW - While she was down there inserting herself, did anyone check to see if the Carpeting matched the Drapes?

Just asking.


31 posted on 07/09/2014 6:31:40 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: thackney
She is not only going to loose, she will likely set a record for the greatest numerical defeat in a Texas Governor race.
If history's any guide, when she does lose I hope she doesn't proclaim "you won't have Wendy "Abortion Barbie" Davis to kick around any more". The last person who said that was ultimately elected POTUS.
32 posted on 07/10/2014 12:24:40 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: thackney
She is not only going to loose, she will likely set a record for the greatest numerical defeat in a Texas Governor race.
If history's any guide, when she does lose I hope she doesn't proclaim "you won't have Wendy "Abortion Barbie" Davis to kick around any more". The last person who said that was ultimately elected POTUS.
33 posted on 07/10/2014 12:24:40 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: ltc8k6

Perhaps you lack understanding of the voters in a statewide Texas election.


34 posted on 07/10/2014 4:32:45 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

I’m not saying she will win...though it wouldn’t surprise me given the Dems ability to find the votes and get them counted and certified...


35 posted on 07/10/2014 4:42:47 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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